Marvel’s upcoming film, Thunderbolts, just lost a star, Ayo Edebiri, who is leaving the project due to scheduling conflicts.
As reported by Deadline, Geraldine Viswanathan (Miracle Workers, Blockers) is sliding into the role for Edebiri. The production was delayed due to the writer’s and actor’s strikes last year, like many projects in the Hollywood production pipeline.
Gotta applaud Marvel for sticking with the diversity packaging for Thunderbolts by bringing in Viswanathan to replace Edebiri. Still, the latter actress is the second time an actor who is a POC has left the project. Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun, who recently won a primetime Emmy for Beef, was cast in Thunderbolts but exited production weeks ago. Lewis Pullman replaced him.
Adding Pullman is a bit of a diversity takeaway as he joins Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, and Olga Kurylenko. Hannah John-Kamen is the only POC alongside Viswanathan. That aside, hopefully, it’s just a good film.
From Director Jake Schreier, Thunderbolts is a fresh addition to the Marvel world, bringing “various villains/antiheroes together to become a shadow organization created by the government to complete missions around the world.”
Thunderbolts hit theaters in the Summer of 2025.
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